Dalton Harris has made it clear that he is not a homosexual but many Jamaicans are not buying it. As a result it has forced the X Factor winner to leave Jamaica and find new home in the United Kingdom as he fears for his safety in his own born land.
As he prepares to perform on Reggae Sumfest 2019, Dalton Harris reflects on how it feels to be going back to the land of his birth as well as how he deals with the hatred from his own people.
“Scared AF (as fuck). BUT also very excited… I am somebody now. So much so that even when I get the hate and the remarks of people planning on stoning me at Reggae Sumfest or calling me some name that couldn’t be more inaccurate to who I am, THE LOVE FROM MY FANS WORLDWIDE IS INCREDIBLE…” Dalton Harris posted on Instagram.
Jamaicans are very proud people who will gladly embrace their celebrities especially if the celerity put Jamaica in the spotlight on the international stage.
There was a love affair between Dalton Harris and his fellow Jamaicans during the X Factor but when a photo of Harris sitting in another man’s lop went viral, the relationship soured. Harris was shunned by Jamaicans and even after winning X factor, he still could not regain acceptance by most Jamaicans.
Below is the entire Dalton Harris post describing the bittersweet journey he has been forced to travel.
Today is one of those days.
One of those days where I recalibrate my mind and reflect. Scared AF. BUT also very excited. I realized I have nothing to lose but myself and have a bright future ahead of me and an awesome present because I am watching my journey unfold and it is magical.
I always get a little depressed when going back to Jamaica, just a little. Working on that. I love my country and my new home also.
There is so much love in the world for me and my music. I always feel and acknowledge that but the hate is there too. Will I quit? Hell Naaah. I am so grateful for love and opportunities.
I am also very proud of myself that after 24 years, there is real value behind my name because I created it. BY MYSELF
I am a self-made entrepreneur and entity that is not doing bad at all. I am somebody now. So much so that even when I get the hate and the remarks of people planning on stoning me at Reggae Sumfest or calling me some name that couldn’t be more inaccurate to who I am, THE LOVE FROM MY FANS WORLDWIDE IS INCREDIBLE. THIS IS BIGGER THAN THE SOCIAL MEDIA BULLYING AND ME.
THIS IS GOD AT WORK.
So as I am sitting in this plane 50,000 feet in the air I am choosing to recognize and ground and humble myself in LOVE.
Thank you. It has officially begun. Not too long now to wait guys. Really soon.